Wedding Wednesday: Tradition

Let's talk about the reception happening in just over 48 hours. We called this a GRAND CELEBRATION on the invitations. There will be both traditional and non-traditional elements.

1. The attire is formal: black tie for groomsmen, black dresses for the bridesmaids. Black is timeless, classy and elegant. The flair of color will come from the socks!

2. There will be a receiving line (consisting of the bride and groom only).

3. Typical guest book sign-in. It won't be just any guestbook though.... it is custom made and bound by the uber-cool and uber-talented Lisa Jones. The book is sure to be a lifetime treasure.

4. Food! Of course. My mouth is watering right now because it is going to B delicious.

5. Candles! Lots.

6. Fresh flowers: Janessa's bouquet will have a tropical feel with orchids, etc. Since she isn't getting married in Hawaii as originally planned, she is bringing a little piece of the tropics here.

7. Something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new. Excited to reveal what these are at some future post.

1. Preception: Celebration BEFORE the wedding. Janessa wanted to do it this way, so she could really put the focus on the temple the day of the wedding. So far, it seems like a good idea. I am anxious to see how it turns out.

2. No garter toss

3. No bouquet toss

4. No wedding cake, no groom's cake

5. A LIVE concert. Seriously??? For one half hour, we will entertain our guests with the smooth vocal stylings of Leah Wilson. Because we LOVE live music and decided there is no better time to listen to live music than at the biggest celebration of the year with family and friends. We hope people will stay to listen.

6. Dancing: Sure this is traditional at most weddings. But our dancing will have a little twist! And we hope that people will twist with us... !!

Stay tuned next week for a recap... For now...I'm outta here.... a busy little bee....


Wedding Wednesday: Dilemma

Missy had a good point. What is the back story to this wedding?

Janessa met Jared when we moved to Hurricane Ut in 2005. Jared lives right across the street. They dated before his mission and then when he got home and Janessa was single again, they rejuvenated their old friendship which turned into a forest fire of hot burning love.

We just got word that a storm is coming. Next week, right around say..... THE DAY OF THE RECEPTION.  Temperatures are going to drop, clouds are going to roll in and the winds are going to start howling.

What should we do? Should we risk it and still try to have the reception outside. Or just play it safe and move it right now to an inside venue, which is the church, which is something we all are vehemently opposed to around here.

Everything about the reception is planned for the great out of doors. For example: candles. Lots of candles. Not to mention the fact that 15 out of every 16 people have said they couldn't come. So it's all a bit discouraging right now. It seems like I can already see lots of planning and hard work sort of slipping down the tubes.



Wedding Wednesday: Invitations

The invitations are getting out little by little. The bulk of them were mailed yesterday, and some are being hand-delivered.  Janessa and Jared, Camille and Jessica (Jared's mom and sister) did all of the assembling, sticking, licking, addressing and delivering.  Many, many thanks.

If you care about fonts, graphic design, quality photography, the feel of paper in your hand, etc., then you are the kind of person that pays special attention to an invitation. I love wedding invitations. It's like getting a little sneak peak at what to expect at the event.

Here at our wedding headquarters, we wanted the invitation to do just that. I spent a great deal of time creating an invitation suite that will (hopefully) send several messages:

1. The colors are orange. And orange. And orange.
2. If you are a vintage lover, you will be disappointed. (On the other hand, if you are vintage (old) and a lover, that's great. We love old lovers.)
3. The hexagon may crop up a time or two.
4. Ombre!
5. Fonts are fun.
6. Janessa and Jared are beautiful people.
7. There will be honey bunches of love.
8. Both traditional and non-traditional elements are holding hands and trying to get along together nicely. Tune in next Wednesday to find out more about this....

PS: You can read more about the invitations here.


Fun Friday #1

I've succumbed to pressure. Someone has been nagging, begging, bugging, suggesting, and hoping that I would update this blog.

Being the health professional that I am... I want this someone to be healthy. I don't want to be held responsible for high blood pressure.

So...for the next several weeks, I will post every Wednesday. I am resurrecting 


which will be filled with fun wedding stuff.  Because that goes along with the fact that my mind, my time, my budget and my house are also full of wedding stuff. My front room and bedroom looks like David Tutera's nightmare.

Since I haven't been blogging about THE WEDDING all along, there are lots of details to catch up on. The first is that my daughter is getting married on October 27th. 

So I'm eating and breathing orange.

Orange you wanting to know more?

Check in on Wednesday for more buzz. Plus, you can get the inside scoop at my daughter's blog here.

And for Fun Friday today, enjoy a sneak peak of the bride and groom's logo:


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